Each Monday I recap food truck news as it relates to the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). Bringing news that impacts food truck owners, fans, or those curious.
Check out some of this week’s highlights are on WRAL Out and About.
Local Food Truck on Food Network Show taping
Dump Pho King Truck recently announced they would be on a hiatus. However, it turns out they were selected to be on Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race (after a rename to Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck). The contest started in Santa Monica and is following Route 66. So far the food truck has visited Lake Havasu, Flagstaff, and Sedona.
The House of Swank to become a Swank Thursday destination.
Starting June 21st, the House of Swank will be the place to be on Thursdays. The mobile fashion truck featuring North Carolina-inspired designs will open its location (315 S. Bloodworth Street, Raleigh) for food trucks. In addition to food trucks, The House of Swank will expand to movie screenings and organize bikes. Stay tuned for more details.
Food Truck Thursdays at Ashborough Apartments
Each Thursday, The Ashborough Apartments will have one savory/entree food truck and one sweet/dessert food truck. The hours of the event goes from 5:30 to 7:30pm and located at 5406 Viewcrest Way in Raleigh. Food trucks interested should email Julie at email@example.com.
Campaigns going on
Cocoa Cinnamon has a crowd sourcing project for a second location in Durham currently in process. If you want to support, do so now. The project closes this week.
Green Olive Deli is looking to you for a new name and design! Since Craig acquired the food truck, he’s been looking to transition from the deli cuisine to an Indian food truck.
Support MaMa Duke’s
If you can, please support MaMa Duke’s. The Alexakis family are okay, but they are looking for our support.
Sarges’s Chef wants you
If you are looking to start your food truck business, contact Julius West of Sarge’s Chef. He has space in his commissary located in Rolesville, just north of 540 on 401.
Contact Julius by e-mail: sargeschef (at) aol (dot) com, by phone 919.247.3547 or direct message on Twitter (@SargesChef)
Contact Soom Soom Pita Pockets, they are looking to expand their staff.
In The Media
Trucks Giving Back
I hope you can recall last year when Gussy’s organized a rodeo that was just for the Durham Rescue Mission. The event was participated by Gussy’s, Stuft, Chick-N-Que, and Not Just Icing, where they provided food to those at the Rescue Mission for free. Gus wants to do the event again expanding it to more trucks and Rescue Mission locations. If your food truck is interested, contact Gus at 919-656-7096 or Direct/Private Message @GreekGussys. The event was covered by many media outlets, including a live shot by Anthony Wilson from ABC 11.
Trucks Opening Locations
KoKyu BBQ opened Na’mean, a sandwich shop, today at 4823 Meadow Dr, Ste. 108 in Durham. Check out info on our Wheels and Mortar post.
Captain Ponchos (Southern Village, Chapel Hill), Gussy’s Place (2945-122 S Miami Blvd, Durham), Deli-icious, and Sol Tacos have released they have restaurant locations in the works this year. Stay tuned on details.
Porchetta expected to open mid to late May in the Streets of Southpoint food court in the old Five Guys location.
Big Events Coming
For Rodeos, check out the Rodeo Page.
Beericana presented by 919 Beer
In 2014, the Triangle was introduced to an awesome event with local beer, food trucks, and music. Thankfully we will see this again September 12th, 2015. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details on the blog.
Outside the Triangle
ROAM is coming to Orlando, Florida
Hopefully you caught last week’s special post on the 2014 event.
Circle your calendars now for ROAM 2015 in Orlando. This is the only food truck industry conference that brings owners and industry-specific people together. I’ll have a special post just on my experience here in San Antonio. But in short, if you are someone in the food truck business, I think you need to be here. The dates are November 15 and 16th, which is Sunday and Monday. Hopefully, those are admin days and only 8 1/2 hours (by car) between the Triangle and Orlando. I hope we can exponentially expand our representation for this one.
Food Trucks and Restaurants to support (RED) in June 2015
I came back from the ROAM Conference early November 2014 was about the (RED) organization. The (RED) Organization fights AIDS in Africa where 2/3 of those with AIDS are located. In 2014, the organization had events around the food and beverage industry. However, they want to make it bigger and get everyone involved. It would be a nice scene to see food trucks featuring a (RED) menu next June!
For more details on the event, check out details at (RED)‘s website dedicated to the food and beverage industry.
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